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Cultural Institutions

Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
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Inscription.
Forest Hills Neighborhood
Art on Call


Cultural Institutions

Forest Hills has two major cultural institutions in the neighborhood, the Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, and the Levine School of Music.

Built in 1926, the Hillwood Museum houses the remarkable collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post in the estate she purchased in 1955.

The Upton Street Campus (Sallie Mae Hall) of Levine School of Music opened in 1997. It occupies the former Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Built in 1906, scientists working at the laboratory conducted vital research for the military during World War I and World War II.

Artist: Rebecca Osten

Art on Call is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC,
the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
the District Department of Transportation
and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

Additional Sponsors: Councilmember Mary Cheh,
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3F,
The Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance,
and Duron and Sherwin-Williams Paint.

The Call Boxes in Forest Hills are located at Albemarle and 30th Street, Albemarle and Linnean, Connecticut and Tilden, Connecticut and Windom, Ellicott
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and 30th Place, Tilden and Linnean, and the 2900 block of Upton Street.

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Location. 38° 56.522′ N, 77° 3.595′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Upton Street Northwest west of 29th Street NW, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2924 Upton Street NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connecticut Avenue Streetcars (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Atomic Clock, 1948 (about 700 feet away); "Music of the Spheres" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peirce Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); 3. The Broadmoor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the National Bureau of Standards (approx. 0.3 miles away); 11. Bungalow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Springhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationScience & MedicineWar, World I
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 24, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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